Community Services Recovery Fund Q&A Session
An online question and answer session is being offered as an opportunity for Grey Bruce organizations that have started an application to the Community Services Recovery Fund to bring their questions to the two local funders, Community Foundation Grey Bruce and United Way Bruce Grey.
The virtual meeting is on Thursday, February 9 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Register to join the session for a casual question and anwser period that will include some basic information about eligibility and the types of projects that would qualify. Applications for the Community Services Recovery fund must be submitted by February 21, 2023 through the program’s website for consideration. For more information or to apply, visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million that will help charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to acquire the tools they need to adapt and modernize so they can better support pandemic recovery in communities across Canada.
The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced that Community Foundations of Canada alongside Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada have been selected to distribute funding to help a broad and diverse range of charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies adapt and modernize, so they can support pandemic recovery in communities across Canada.
Since the early phases of the pandemic, charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools as part of adapting and modernizing their operations.
Funding from the Community Services Recovery Fund will enable charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to invest in their own organizational capacity to:
• adapt the way they deliver services to support the needs of their staff and volunteers;
• buy equipment such as computers and software;
• create new ways of working, such as developing new fundraising approaches;
• provide support for staff and volunteers, such as staff training, supports for mental health and wellbeing; and
• develop plans to receive funding from diverse sources.
As a result of the investments provided by the Community Services Recovery Fund, charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies will be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide.